Celebrating Nooruz in IUCA

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 Celebrating Nooruz in IUCA

 On March 20, which is the eve of the nationwide celebration of Nooruz in Kyrgyzstan, IUCA hosted an event dedicated to this long-awaited coming of spring.
By tradition, the peoples of Central Asia celebrate this day as a time when Mother Earth wakes from a long and cold winter. And from that day spring officially comes into its power.
In the University Courtyardstudents and teachers of  IUCA gathered. Umai-Ene the goddess of fertility, the progenitor of the Kyrgyz people, welcomed the guests  wishing them peace and kindness, happiness and longevity, -. According to tradition Umai-Ene blessed new year, wishing everyone well-being and abundance.
The students put on a playlet, "The history of the holiday Nooruz", and then indulged in games, songs and dances, DSC9882 298x198

which were organized by the Head of Student Affairs SalimaBayasovna Kupesheva,  and, of course, the students of IUCA.
Then all the guests were invited to the table to be treated to steaming plov, sweets and hot tea.
There was music during the festival , music which represented the long-awaited arrival of spring. Harmony reigned in the yard, all were happy to talk and laugh with each other, and most importantly, it was felt that those present here were a big happy family called IUCA.


Celebrating of Maslenitsa

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On February 20 IUCA celebrated Maslenitsa - a most cheerful, noisy DSC 1232 292x193folk festival.

The event started with a call to join the Herald.The main guest at the event was, of course, the Pancake, who spoke about the Pancake tradition, the seven days of Maslenitsa and its crowded festive affairs.

Our celebration complied with all the traditions of Shrove Tuesday. Students, teachers and all the staff of the University competed in a "tug of war" and took an active part in the games of "brook", "wheelbarrow", "One foot," Crane "," Ribbon in the queue ", where young men were able to demonstrate the strength and agility, and girls grace and beauty. They held a dance contest "Star of the dance floor.

DSC 1191 292x193DSC 1177 292x193The girls’ dance ensemble Tokmok gave the audience a beautiful Russian dance
"The Merry Quadrille."

According to Slavic tradition, winter was customarily represented in the form of stuffed animals, wearing women's clothes. After the music and dancing an effigy of winter was burned! There was then a winter dance around the fire, which by tradition should burn up all the bad things.
The celebration ended with a rich treat of pancakes with various fillings and tea from steaming samovars.






Visit of the Minister of Economy in IUCA

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The Minister of Economy of Kyrgyzstan Temir Argenbaevich Sariev visited IUCA on March 18.Sariev was invited as a guest lecturer for the "Leadership" course at the initiative of the students themselves.
The meeting with the Minister was attended by over a hundred people, among whom were not only students, but also by many IUCA professors and the Vice-Mayor of Tokmok, J.J. Shamyraliev, as well as members of the Union of Entrepreneurs of the Chui region.
The center of the discussion was Kyrgyzstan's entry into the Eurasian Economic Union. Sariev noted the special importance to Kyrgyzstan of membership in this union, spoke about the opportunities and prospects of Kyrgyzstan. The students had the opportunity to ask the Minister many questions and get thorough answers. There were many questions, as the Union concerns each of us.
The Minister also discussed questions of leadership. He spoke about the qualities that a person who would be a real leader should have. He shared experiences from his own professional life.
The discussion was fruitful, and most importantly, useful for the students. This is evidenced by their comments about the meeting.

The above was written too much like a Soviet press release. I can’t make sense of what is below. We need to talk about it so I can figure out what is being said.
In my head immediately scrolls the idea that you need more and more to communicate with people who are a step or two, three better than you. Then head triggered click that says, "and worse than you, because you can achieve the same or even more." Communicating with successful people - is the key to hardening internal stimulus to personal development. I can not say that the guest lecture inspired me that I turned the mountain, but the lessons I learned for myself - all this relate to the topic of leadership. As for the topic of the economy - then we see immediately that the audience was a man who knows his profession. He skillfully used economic terms; gave an objective assessment and analysis and economic situation in Kyrgyzstan and now after joining the CU. He showed us that knows the history of the development of economic relations and so on. Than increased its estimate of how policies.
I heard a comment of one freshman, "Sariev - pretty down to earth person!" Yes, I absolutely agree with him. This is our parliament deputy, who showed their best side. Showed his charm, desire to communicate with people who only stand in the way of greater openness, thus showing that he, along with the people and the people will be until the end.
P.S. I never thought that the deputies of the parliament can be so competent and professional in their field, Temir Argembaevich changed all the stereotypes.
Vitaly Pykhov student IR-112

March 18, spring warm day, I, like other students of the International University of Central Asia, was able to attend the meeting with the Minister of Economic Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Temir Sariev Argembaevich. All at a meeting attended by more than a hundred students from different directions, as well as teachers, and others who wish to participate in the discussion of the guest lecture. It is worth noting that all professional formalities have been complied with. After a short speech Temir Argembaevich students and teachers took turns asking questions on previously agreed on "Customs Union". Minister of Economy of Kyrgyzstan answered objectively reasonable and very diplomatically, that I particularly liked. In addition to the format of "question-answer" Dear guest gave advice to students how to become a leader, a successful person and how to build a good career. Thus, I am sure that this day was not in vain. The meeting was successful, left many wonderful memories. Separately, we note that Temir Argembaevich looked natural, and in our time is the quality of policies is much appreciated.
Marat Abdykerimov student IR-112

The Seven Habits

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In January 2015, a two day seminar, conducted in English by Jackie and Tony Nelson (Directors of etc4CA), provided practical insights into ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Stephen Covey. Each of the habits were presented and discussed, looking at how such leading practices can be applied in work, study and social life. The students also participated in several business games drawing out the essential learning points of each topic.

etc4CA have been working with IUCA since 2011, running various courses to develop business skills suited for the workplace.


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A Step towards reading


On December 2, the students of IUCA’s Pedagogy program received a gift from UNICEF - educational materials to promote family reading.

The library of the University has received about 100 books. This is serious informational support for the preparation of future preschool teachers. Students are particularly pleased by UNICEF’s contribution, since there now will be more material on their program’s shelves that focuses on the specifics of the system of preschool education in Kyrgyzstan. Students will be able to read the books in Russian and Kyrgyz languages, which means that in future they will be prepared to communicate with their pupils, in both languages. The books introduce students to innovative technologies for the formation of interest in reading in children of preschool age.With these books from UNICEF, students can take one more step in their profession - the opening of the world's books to preschool children.

Point of View

IMG 4230December 6, 2014 The International University in Central Asia held a city-wide competition for 11th grade students in Tokmok.

“Point of view”.

The competition was held with the motto: "IUCA - the land of choice." The contest has traditionally supported the Mission of Cooperation with Russia and the US Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic.

This year, for the first time IUCA students organized  the competition and were the helpful  assistants of professors.The results of the contest showed that interest in learning among today's high school graduates is growing. When the first contest was held in 2012 at IUCA, the "point of view" on the Russian language and the culture of communication, there were 37 participants. They expressed the wish that such competitions are held annually. "We gained a new experience!", "We gained new friends!", "We learned from this competition!" - They said.
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The following year, the "Point of view" contest, becoming traditional, also aroused great interest on the part of students and provided an opportunity to express their views on the question of working with the information, text, book. The participants expressed their views on working with texts in computer science, the social sciences, Kyrgyz, Russian and English. More than 200 people participated in the contest for 3 days. Of these, 108 people were in the competition for the Russian language and culture of speech.

This year the number of applications for participation in the competition was limited - 60 seats. Among them are winners in four categories.

1. Prizes for "KIT-master" (computers, computer technology)

  (Lead - Head of IUCA’s Information Technology Department, Polina L. Weiss).


1st place - Leo Kowalski, Ak-Bata School

2nd place - Alina Toygonbaea, School № 1

2nd place - Ryskeldi Talgat, School№3

3rd place – Ulan Nasipbekov, School №12

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2. Prizes for "Master of the pen" (read and understand  text to express their views in Russian or in English, or in the Kyrgyz language) (Judges - Victoriya Bulatova, Gulnara Tairova, Dinara Japarova , Anarkul Dzhumabaeva).

Russian language

          1st place - Akbar Dzhumbaea sch№1 s.Chuy

          2nd place - Bakit kyzy Altynay school № 9

          3rd place - Nasib Atabaea  sch № 1

Kyrgyz language

      1st place – Nuriza Zholdoshbekova school № 12

      2nd place - Altynay Zholdoshbekova school № 1


English language

1st place -  Altynay Umuralieva sch №11

2nd place - Anastasiya Lebedeva school № 12

2nd place - Maryam Sarbasheva school № 12

3rd place - Alena Prikhodko school Ak-Bata


3. "Master of Communication" (read, understand socio-political information and express their point of view) - (leading - Head of "International Relations A. Makarov, head of the" Jurisprudence "B. Alymkulov)

 1st place – Aisuluu Moldobekova  school № 9

 1st place - Kiyal Usupbaeva  school № 2 Karakol

 2nd place - Gulnur Askatbekova school №1

 3rd place - Aigul Zibirova school Ak-Bata

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4. Nomination "Master of Logic" (understand information and to exercise logic and wit  - (master - teacher of  "Pedagogy" Marina Zaitseva)

1st place - Daria Sidorenko sch №8

2nd place - Anastasia Shumanova school Ak-Bata

3rd place - Julia Drobitko sch №1


All contestants attended master classes by IUCA teachers:

1. "Learning to argue" - the head of "Pedagogy", Ph.D. Natalya Zadorozhnaya

2. "Learn to listen and understand each other" - the head of "Intercultural Communication" Victoriya Bulatova;

3. "Learning to speak in public" - the head of "Jurisprudence" Beishen  Alymkulov

We all had the opportunity to feel an atmosphere of a warm, relaxed, active interaction between teachers and students, demonstrated a willingness to engage in dialogue, compromises, the ability to work together, originality of thought, the desire to share their opinions, and the ability to listen to each other.

Following the event, the winners were awarded prizes and diplomas, as well as certificates entitling them to a discount of tuition if they decide to enter the International University of Central Asia.